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JudithAnn March 16, 2014 at 09:41 am
I would love to know just what us being taught to journalists today. Do they cover things likeRead More "Biased reporting 101" or "Never Insert yourself or your personal views into your reporting" or make sure you verify both sides of an issue with at least 3 credible sources?" Or most important : you are the advocats of The People first and always seek the truth whether or not it's what you the reporter wants to believe or your editor wants you to write. Just curious.
Kate Farrish March 17, 2014 at 08:40 am
I teach journalism at UConn and at these workshops for high school students. I can tell you that myRead More students are taught to leave themselves and their opinions out of stories, to generally verify information with at least two credible sources, to interview people on all sides of an issue and that their aim is to serve the public. Thank you for your interest.
Tom March 18, 2014 at 05:26 pm
Maybe they could tackle the subject of whether it is ethical and legal to have gender-specificRead More programs that exclude one sex for another in publicly funded schools which are geared toward cariculum in the sciences. Nothing like picking and choosing winners and violating civil rights at the same time..
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Linda C March 27, 2014 at 11:16 am
James you have just proved my point. Of course it doesn't apply to ALL unwed mothers, just as anyRead More statement doesn't always apply to ALL! However I am stating FACTS and it does apply to more than it should; but just the mentioning of a Fact has you feeling uncomfortable. Ergo that is exactly why the problems will never be addressed; because the mere mention of it makes you feel guilty, uncomfortable and or insecure about discussing it! And the so Called Community Leaders are counting on just that!
James Bond April 10, 2014 at 10:42 am
Linda, Sorry to react to your post so late,I was away( not prison ). I reacted to what you saidRead More earlier about unwed mothers. To which you had no disclaimer because it said unwed mothers only. Now you say," of course it doesn't apply to ALL unwed mothers".To me you're the one sounding like you want it both ways and that sounds more like our fumbling politicans,than my post. That said, I do understand where you're coming from and posts are not the easiest way to state it sometimes.Your attack on how I feel is unwarrented just because I pointed out a flaw in your post. Sorry about that hope to hear from you soon.
Linda C April 11, 2014 at 12:09 pm
James glad you found your way home lol. I truly wasn't trying to attack your comment, merely tryingRead More to clear up the confusion on my earlier posting. In a nut shell James, we are (as tax payers) being forced to pay for whatever little program pops in their heads. Unfortunately the ones already in place aren't cancelled, it's just a process of adding more and more programs that have been proven not to work, as well as picking up the pieces of those who aren't doing their jobs. I'm all for helping, but lets find out what works, along with squashing those that don't - not double programs only to find out none work!! Enjoy whatever up and coming holiday you chose to celebrate. Not sure about you, but I'm not finding this new improved Patch as stimulating as when it was more focused on our individual town issues, so haven't been on much either!
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Jaclyn Farnham March 4, 2014 at 09:37 am
I looked up Rocky Hill High score's and from my experience the classification ofRead More "Transitioning" got it right. I am wondering though, if anyone knows if there are stats on 5th year students and how many of them graduate? Again in my experience, since they don't "count" anymore, 5th year students are not desirable to administrators, and that's a nice way of putting it.
State Rep. Larry Cafero, a Norwalk Republican and Minority Leader in the state House of Representatives, says he wants a public hearing on Common Core education standards. (Photo from Cafero's official statehouse website)
Danielle Bolliger April 1, 2014 at 09:14 am
I also came across this yesterday. There are 3 videos. The third one is a very concerned parentRead More from Arkansas. I hope more parents stand up to get rid of Common Core. http://patriotaction.net/forum/topic/show?id=2600775%3ATopic%3A6635270&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_topic
CowDung April 1, 2014 at 09:18 am
How about actually going to the Common Core website to find out what the CC Standards are? ThatRead More parent in Arkansas is an idiot. She's complaining about the Singapore math curriculum--it has nothing to do with the implementation of Common Core. Common Core does not specify the use of any of the techniques, procedures, methods or formulas that people like the Arkansas mother are complaining about.
CowDung April 1, 2014 at 09:18 am
Please read the standards: http://www.corestandards.org/read-the-standards/
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Harry December 8, 2013 at 10:23 pm
Common core prepares your kids for community college. So very very sad what is happening. We sendRead More more money as a nation on education and all e do is prepare them for jobs and careers that no longer exist. Big government is not the solution , it is the exact reason our country is failing at every turn.
MAC December 9, 2013 at 01:28 am
Catherine, you really should watch/read some of the REAL information about the lowered standards,Read More instead of being a naive cheerleader for Common Core!................................................. Parents are being kicked out of meetings/arrested by security for simply asking questions about CC!! And students and teachers are suffering no end of ANGST over the testing, which has millions of American parents up in arms over this 'top-down' corporate & FEDERAL takeover of what should be done by local school boards, with State supervision!............................................................ Here are a couple of great sources of the disturbing info about CC, especially the required "'data collection,' which has some real privacy issues. Collecting personalized information on both behavioral and academic criteria on our children and making that data available to federal, state and outside contractors is a serious breach of expectations of privacy and the law."........................... http://www.concordmonitor.com/opinion/columns/8631255-95/my-turn-five-reasons-to-oppose-the-common-core................. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXf91AGW2QA “Common Core Standards - Fact and Fiction” presented by Jo Pullmann
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WINEGUY51 November 23, 2013 at 06:49 am
Since the Neo-Con Republicans took over both Houses of Congress and the White House in 2000 theyRead More have been unwilling or unable to say no to the President’s disastrous economic policies. The Republican controlled Congress has marched to President Bush’s tax cut mantra since he entered office. Unfortunately for the future of our nation, Mr. Bush has not seen fit to shrink spending even though he has insisted on cutting taxes during a time of war and occupation. Despite his rhetoric, his actions show controlling spending has certainly not been one of his priorities. For eight years we have watched as government spending continues to increase and he continues to insist on cutting taxes. He continues to tell us reduced taxes will somehow generate more tax income for the government, yet all real evidence disagrees with this misguided concept. http://cedarcomm.com/~stevelm1/PartyControlDebt.png "CLASS DISMISSED!"..DO YOUR HOMEWORK HARRY...OR THE DUNCE CAP COMES OUT!
WINEGUY51 November 23, 2013 at 07:44 am
September 29, 2008, 12: 20 PM Bush Administration Adds $4 Trillion To National Debt With noRead More fanfare and little notice, the national debt has grown by more than $4 trillion during George W. Bush's presidency. It's the biggest increase under any president in U.S history. On the day President Bush took office, the national debt stood at $5.727 trillion. The latest number from the Treasury Department shows the national debt now stands at more than $9.849 trillion. That's a 71.9 percent increase on Mr. Bush's watch. The bailout plan now pending in Congress could add hundreds of billions of dollars to the national debt – though President Bush said this morning he expects that over time, "much if not all" of the bailout money "will be paid back." But the government is taking no chances. Buried deep in the hundred pages of bailout legislation is a provision that would raise the statutory ceiling on the national debt to $11.315 trillion. It'll be the 7th time the debt limit has been raised during this administration. In fact it was just two months ago, on July 30, that President Bush signed the Housing and Economic Recovery Act, which contained a provision raising the debt ceiling to $10.615 trillion. Deputy Press Secretary Tony Fratto declined an invitation to comment on the enormous jump in the national debt during Mr. Bush's presidency. He referred me to OMB – the Office of Management and Budget, which tried to make the case that as a percentage of the economy, the national debt is not that big. In its budget documents in February, OMB estimated that next year's national debt would hit $10.4 trillion – which it said would amount to 69.3 percent of the gross domestic product – the standard measure of the size of the economy. That's high – but far from an all-time high. After World War II, the national debt soared to over $270 billion – a quaint figure by today's standards. Numerically, it's less than the amount of federal deficit we now run up in a single year. But back in 1946, the Debt amounted to 121.7 percent of the size of the total economy.
Valerie Comeau January 16, 2014 at 12:46 pm
Quoting Harry, Harry, I agree with what you are saying. "Labor participation rate lowest in 31Read More years. 90 million out of work, 10 million of those in the last 5 years. Since Obama took office, every single week we have seen well over 300k 1st time filers for unemployment benefits, Obama quadruples the deficit in his 1st 6 months in". This country is in a mess and it's not because of the Republicans. I know way too many people out of work just struggling to put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads. Luckily this President can't run again.
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MAC November 12, 2013 at 11:08 am
No question--for people who are informed--Common Core is a BAD thing! It's all about CONTROL,Read More people!............................... The federal government has no business determining what local school boards and teachers/administrations must do, and what your children should learn!......................................................... States accepted this DRECK because their governors were enticed by the (short term) free money being redistributed from our federal taxes. But they have traded our children's education and our nation's well-being for 'thirty pieces of silver'! I recommend truthinamericaneducation.com; and the “Stop Common Core in CT” and other related FB groups for more information on the evils of Common Core. http://www.concordmonitor.com/opinion/columns/8631255-95/my-turn-five-reasons-to-oppose-the-common-core
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